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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 1976

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,926
Across
1. Deface : MAR
4. Might : POWER
9. Talk, in San Juan : HABLA
14. Historical time : ERA
15. Heath plant : ERICA
16. Fillets, in architecture : ORLES
17. All-weather garment : RAINORSHINECOAT
20. Napery : LINEN
21. Sharpened : HONED
22. Where Wheeling is: Abbr. : WVA
23. Put a cover around : ENCASE
25. Ending for mental : IST
26. Wharf : PIER
27. Sun ___-sen : YAT
28. Actor of note : LUNT
30. Coal unit : TON
31. Insecticide : DDT
32. African river : CONGO
33. Ending for neur : ALGIA
36. Part of a city : EASTEND
38. Fix, as makeup : RETOUCH
40. All wool and ___ wide : AYARD
41. TV awards : EMMYS
43. Coal size : PEA
44. Once named : NEE
45. American Beauty : ROSE
46. Pouch : SAC
47. Bounders : CADS
49. Service initials : USN
50. "___ Wine and Roses" : DAYSOF
53. Ancient : OLD
54. Moving : ASTIR
56. Heading ___ storm : INTOA
57. Vacillates : BLOWSHOTANDCOLD
60. Thesaurus man : ROGET
61. Scoundrel : ROGUE
62. Arikara : REE
63. Bewildered : ATSEA
64. The Norths, with 65 Across : MRAND
65. See 64 Across : MRS
Down
1. Miss Oberon : MERLE
2. What to save for : ARAINYDAY
3. Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
4. Laborers : PEONS
5. Hockey star : ORR
6. Use a certain well : WISH
7. Repeating : ECHOING
8. Downpours : RAINSTORMS
9. Did garden work : HOED
10. Type of light : ARC
11. Raging : BLOWINGUPASTORM
12. Depart : LEAVE
13. "When you wish upon ___" : ASTAR
18. Tidy : NEAT
19. Profit : NET
24. College in N.C. : ELON
26. Water or Marco : POLO
29. Being attacked : UNDERSTORM
30. Works on lace : TATS
31. Goddess, in old Rome : DEA
32. Give in : CEDE
34. Picnicker's container : ICECOOLER
35. Sound of surprise : AHA
37. Very, in Paris : TRES
39. Watched : EYED
42. Keep a record : MONITOR
46. In ___ (coinciding) : SYNC
47. Snake : COBRA
48. Proportion : ALLOT
49. Seat people, for short : USH
51. Gave assistance : AIDED
52. Loses color : FADES
54. Movie dog : ASTA
55. Hindu melody : RAGA
58. Tiny : WEE
59. Sister : NUN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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